Monday, August 22, 2011


Lately Eden's been into writing "notes".

After nursery she brought me a crumpled piece of paper (she said she made it into an airplane) and then she opened it and said,

"Dear Mommy, I suppose you are my best friend."

I "suppose" I'll take that as a compliment.

Friday, August 19, 2011


Eden: "Grandma? Did you get this cup from IKEA?"
(Mom and Grandma confused how she knows this)
Grandma: "Yes."
Mom: "Wait, did you tell her it was from IKEA?"
Grandma: "No...."
(Eden looks at the bottom of the cup)
Eden: "I.K.E.A. IKEA."

Sure enough, IKEA was spelled at the bottom of the cup. The first word she read without prompting or help....


Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Eden is afraid of Grandma Namba's bathroom.

Eden: "I don't like the bathroom with seashells."

Mom: "Why?"

Eden: "I'm allergic to seashells."

My sister: "What happens when you are by seashells?"

Eden: "It makes it so I can't breathe."

There you have it.


Eden brought home a paper fish attached to a string....

Grandpa: "Eden, what is that?"

Eden: "A fish!"

Grandpa: "Why do you have a fish?"

Eden: "To go fishing."

Grandpa: "Did you learn a story about fishing today?"

Eden: "Yeah. Cause we learned about Jesus."

Grandpa: "What was the story?"

Eden: "People were fishing and they didn't catch any fish and then they saw Jesus and said, 'We didn't catch any fish!' and he said to go fishing again. Then they caught LOTS of fish and the net almost BROKE!"


Mom: "Then what did Jesus say?"

Eden: "He said, 'WOAH! That's a lot of fish!"


Mom: "Did he say to follow him and become fishers of men?"

Eden: "Oh yeah. And then they became his apostles."

An Old Friend's Wedding Reception

We went to an old friend's wedding reception. Eden barely recognized I was there and made herself right at home.

I'm positive that she went up to most everyone and either said,

"My name is Eden."
Or asked,

"What are you doing?"

When she heard someone being told to refill the water pitchers...

"Can I help you?!"

She went inside with the guy fill the pitchers.

Upon seeing someone who is pregnant...

"When I was a baby, I was in my mommy's tummy. It was really squishy in there."

And she was never shy to request from complete strangers...

"I need some more water."

"Can I have another cookie?"

"I want more watermelon please."

Monday, August 8, 2011

Another Sibling

While in Utah visiting with Tyson's sister, Kylie, who just had a baby....

Kylie: "Eden, you should get a baby brother so Sam will have another boy cousin to play with."
Eden: "I don't have a brother, I have a sister!"
Kylie: "I know. But you should get a baby brother."
Eden: "But I already have a sister."
Mom: "Would you like another brother or sister?"
Eden: "I already have one."
Mom: "Would you rather have a brother or a sister...or is one sister enough?"
Eden: "One's enough."

Can't you feel the love?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

So Nice

We saw some construction work going on while taking a stroller ride.

One truck scooped up dirt and dumped it into another truck.

Eden: "Mom look! The trucks are SHARING! That's so nice!"

Four Wheeling

Eden and daddy (and McKell is in back) went 4-wheeling together. This was Eden's first time.

After a minute or so Eden yelled,


The Talent Show

(I forgot to post this ages ago.)
Back in Missouri, Eden performed in her first talent show. We didn't sign her up but after seeing what everyone was doing she was begging for a turn.

They squeezed her in.

I gave her the microphone to sing...but she decided she also wanted to play the piano. She started to play piano and sing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" while I held the microphone for her. Soon she stopped and said, "I want to hold it." She grabbed the microphone, played with one hand, and sang "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" again.

She loved it!

After her performance was over the bishop stopped her,

Bishop: "Was that YOU up there singing!?"
Eden: "Yes. And I won!"

Apparently this was a competition.